Special Honor For Tumut's Only V.C., Private Jack Ryan

29 August 1919 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post

At the public meeting held at the Municipal Council on Monday night, the Mayor (Ald. A.E. Wilkinson) presiding, for the   purpose of taking steps to fittingly welcome Pte Jack Ryan, V.C., son of Mr and Mrs Michael Ryan, on his return from the war, it was decided to ask the returned soldiers, cadets, patriotic organisations, public bodies, school children, etc., to join in the reception and meet the decorated soldier at the railway station upon his arrival and escort him to the Red Cross rooms, where he will be publicly welcomed; in the afternoon a procession to march to the Park, where sports and other amusements for the children take place; and at night a banquet in Pte Ryan's honor will be given in O'Brien's Hall, after which; a presentation to the V.C. Mr R. L. Blakeney was appointed hon. sec, Mr C .E. Jepsen treasurer; a committee consisting of the Reception Committee and Red Cross (with power to add); and a sub-committee to arrange the details consisting of the Mayor, secretary, treasurer, H. F. Ferris and O. C. Redford.

Three complimentary tickets to be sent to reception committees in Batlow, Adelong and Gundagai for representatives to attend.